TV Demand: Dark continues to push past language barrier

• Dark is the first German-language Netflix original series and the only non-English show in the TV Demand Charts

The top of the charts have remained pretty solid with the usual suspects Good Omens, The Handmaids Tale, Lucifer, Black Mirror, Game of Thrones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Big Little Lies all jostling for position with Stranger Things once again coming out on top with a sizeable lead with five times more average demand expressions than any other show. 

The only change at the top of the charts was The Voice Australia which was number two on the Overall TV charts last week but has now missed the charts entirely after having its finale in last weeks rating window.

However, one show that has continued to make it’s way into the charts the last few weeks is Dark which finds itself at number six on the Digital Originals chart in Australia. Dark is the first German-language Netflix original series and the only non-English show in the TV Demand Charts for both Australia and New Zealand.

The science fiction thriller was originally released on Netflix on December 1st, 2017 and is set in the fictional town of Winden, Germany, the show explores the fallout of a child’s disappearance which exposes the secrets of four estranged families as a sinister time travel conspiracy is revealed that spans across three generations. 

The second season was released on Netflix on 21 June 2019 which explains its presence in the TV Demand charts for both June and July. 

Next weeks ratings will feature the finale of Overall TV chart mainstay Big Little Lies so it will be interesting what type of boost it receives as its second season comes to a dramatic conclusion.

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